President Aquino Thanks San Francisco
Thursday was a special day for Mabuhay Manila delegates as President Benigno S. Aquino III took time out of his busy schedule to thank Mayor Edwin M. Lee and San Francisco for their support in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management also go a little bit of love from the President of the Philippines:
“On top of this, I also hear that, in the next few days, some officials from the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management will be flying to Bohol to share best practices with our local disaster management officials. This is truly heartwarming; it proves that our respective cities are sister cities not only in word but more importantly also in deed. On behalf of the Filipino people, I cannot overstate our gratitude. With your help—along with the unwavering support of our countrymen and friends the world over—our campaign to build back better continues with even more resolve. We can all look forward to the time when the survivors of Yolanda can take full control over their destinies once again.”
Watch President Aquino’s Full Address to the San Francisco delegation:
Posted on February 20, 2014, in Disasters, Preparedness, Recovery, Resilience and tagged earthquake, Manila, Philippines, resilience, San Francisco, San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, San Francisco-Manila Sister Cities Committee. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.